Fruend

Album: Flourish // Perish (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Braids vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston wrote this song about a breakdown she had while living in Montreal with her former flatmate Claire Boucher. Name rings a bell? Claire Boucher records under the name of Grimes and her cut "Oblivion" was voted #1 in Pitchfork's list of Top 100 Tracks of 2012.
  • Raphaelle told NME: "I'm in a good place now, but the song is about a particularly intense episode I had where I was convinced I was a fallen angel. I was living with Grimes at the time and we didn't exactly stabilise one another. We're both really intense people."

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